1. DEADLINE for scholarship and internship application is Friday, April 30, 2021 5:00 p.m. EST. (NO EXCEPTIONS).
2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.
3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. If any question does not apply to you in this application please place N/A in the space.
5. Prior recipients are not eligible.
6. If you have any questions about the application, please contact Adam Hunter at (202) 618-4334 or email, email@example.com.
NOTE: Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of enrollment in a high school or an accredited college or university.
Purpose: To provide scholarships to deserving high school, college, graduate students interested in pursuing a career in government and/or public service or issue advocacy majoring in political science, law, public administration or its complement.
Award Components: Scholarships awards will range from $5,000 - $10,000 to students majoring in political science, law, public administration or its complement, selected by the WGRG Foundation Scholarship Committee.
Internship Components: The Etherly Scholars annual internship program will provide qualifying students who are currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university with exposure to the inner workings of Congress, corporate relations, public policy, and government affairs. This enriching summer internship will include (virtual) office experience, one-on-one conversations with leaders in the field of advocacy, and other informative/educational programming. Scholars will be compensated with a generous stipend and financial assistance. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a Ward 7 or Ward 8 high school.
1. Applicant must be a United States resident.
2. Applicant must be enrolled in a high school or an accredited college or university in the year of the award.
3. Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement, consistent with capacity and circumstances. Special consideration is given to improvement/success in scholarship and a commitment to community and public service.
1. At least 18 years of age by the start of the Etherly Scholars program.
2. Preference will be given to Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, DC residents.
3. All application requirements for the scholarship program shall satisfy the requirements for the internship program.
4. Additionally, each Scholar who is selected to participated will be asked to present a closing summary of their experience to include:
a. What word or phrase best summarizes your internship experience?
b. Name the three (3) most important thing(s) you learned?
c. Did you work on any major projects throughout your internship that has changed the way you view policy, politics, or government in general?
d. What advice can you now give your fellow classmates who are also interested in advocacy professions?
e. What did you like about the program? What didn’t you like? What could improve this experience for future Etherly Scholars?
Applicant must submit the following items:
1. Completed application form.
2. Select one individual to complete a reference/letter of recommendationto be submitted by either an educator/college professor, administrator, counselor, employer, or individual with significant knowledge of the applicant’s experience and public service engagement.
3. A recent academic transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank (if applicable).
4. Personal Essay: Please answer the question directly in the application.
5. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Sean Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam Hunter at email@example.com.
6. The Deadline to submit the application and receipt of supporting materials is Friday, April 30, 2021 5pm EST. Applications submitted and supporting materials postmarked after this date will not be considered.